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50 THINGS TO EXPERIENCE IN THE SOUTHWEST


Welcome to the Bigroads.com list of 50 things to experience in the American Southwest!

The American Southwest will captivate you with its scenery, history, culture and cuisine. To help you experience some of the best of this special region, we have made a list of 50 outstanding experiences for savvy travelers. The list presented below is not listed in any particular order.

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#1 - BACKPACK TO THE WATERFALLS OF HAVASUPAI (Arizona)

Mooney Falls, Havasupai, Arizona

#2 - GO SANDBOARDING AT WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT (New Mexico)

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

#3 - TAKE A SCENIC RAILROAD JOURNEY ON THE CUMBRES & TOLTEC RAILROAD (New Mexico)

#4 - GO UNDERGROUND ON A TOUR OF CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK (New Mexico)

Left Hand Tunnel Tour, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

#5 - TOUCH FOUR STATES AT ONCE AT FOUR CORNERS (Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico)

Four Corners Monument

#6 - JOIN A NAVAJO GUIDE FOR A TOUR THROUGH UPPER OR LOWER ANTELOPE CANYON (Page, Arizona)

Upper Antelope Canyon

#7 - DRIVE SOUTHEWEST FROM UTAH ON US-163 THROUGH MONUMENT VALLEY (Utah & Arizona)

US-163 heading southwest from Utah

#8 - TEST YOUR FEAR OF HEIGHTS ON ANGELS LANDING IN ZION NATIONAL PARK (Utah)

view from Angels Landing, Zion National Park

#9 - SEE EAGLES FLY AT THE ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM (Tucson, Arizona)

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

#10 - RENT A HOUSEBOAT ON LAKE POWELL/GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA (Arizona)

Lake Powell

#11 - TAKE A DIP AT UPPER CALF CREEK FALLS (Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah)

Upper Calf Creek Falls, Utah

#12 - BE AWED BY THE SETTING OF THE CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS (Sedona, Arizona)

Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona

#13 - CATCH A SUNSET AT DELICATE ARCH (Arches National Park, Utah)

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

#14 - SLIDE DOWN A NATURAL WATERSLIDE AT SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK (Sedona, Arizona)

Slide Rock State Park, Sedona

#15 - CLIMB ABOARD A HOT AIR BALLOON IN ALBUQUERQUE (New Mexico)

#16 - GO BACKPACKING IN THE NEEDLES DISTRICT OF CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK (Utah)

Needles District, Canyonlands National Park

#17 - SEE THE WORLD'S BEST METEOR IMPACT SITE (Meteor Crater, Arizona)

Meteor Crater, Arizona

#18 - VISIT A PISTACHIO FARM AT MCGINN'S PISTACHIO TREE RANCH (New Mexico)

McGinn's Pistachio Tree Farm

#19 - CLIMB A SERIES OF STEEP LADDERS TO ANCIENT RUINS (Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico)

Bandelier National Monument

#20 - GO ON A MULTI-DAY RAFTING EXPEDITION ON THE COLORADO RIVER (Arizona)

#21 - WALK A FEW MILES OF "THE STRIP" (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Las Vegas welcoming sign

#22 - TAKE A GUIDED TOUR OF THE HOOVER DAM (Nevada & Arizona)

#23 - SEE INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD AT THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (Phoenix, Arizona)

#24 - HIKE GUADALUPE PEAK, THE TALLEST PEAK IN TEXAS (Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas)

summit of Guadalupe Peak, Texas

#25 - WALK UP THROUGH THE ZION RIVER NARROWS (Zion National Park, Utah)

Virgin River Narrows

THE LIST CONTINUES... (#26-50)




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